Program Coordinator - Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Willamette Education Service District
Location: Salem, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Salary: $99,483 - $119,001 per year
Early Intervention (0-3)
Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours per week) Program Coordinator- EI.ECSE position. Successful candidate will work as a member of the Special Education Department and will follow a 240-day calendar. This position will be located at Willamette ESD's Marion Center or Yamhill Center, and will begin July 1, 2023.
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) administrative/non-represented position. Placement on the Willamette ESD administrative salary schedule, $99,483 - $119,001, will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training and experience, and prorated according to start date. Salary and benefits shown are based upon full-time employment (1.0 FTE) for the entire school year contract period.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Provides supervision and leadership to build a strong and collaborative team.
• Advocates and promotes the importance of Special Education Programs to WESD community partners, school district staff and families.
• Supports positive partnerships between WESD program administrators and staff.
• Supervises, evaluates and supports a variety of designated staff, following established agency guidelines.
• Collaborates in the design and implementation of program planning and in-service training as the position and circumstances require.
• Teams with other administrator in securing and maintaining safe and appropriate facilities appropriate for a variety of program staff and children to utilize.
• Ensures that procedures for ESD staff and district staff follow procedures that provide children with appropriate services from initial intake to transition.
• Develops budget recommendations and provides expenditure control on established budget for designated programs.
• Represents the Willamette ESD by attending and participating in local and state meetings and activities, including local advisory groups.
• Assists in the recruitment, selection, and recommendation for hiring personnel.
• Oversees completion of various reports required by federal, state, and regional programs.
• Acts as administrative representative from Willamette ESD at various special education meetings on specific students or related topics.
• Acts as a liaison between the executive director, districts, and program staff.
• Establishes positive rapport with partner and surrounding school district staff.
• Maintains a cooperative working relationship between the Willamette ESD and the districts.
• Serves as a member of WESD’s Administrative Team, working cooperatively and collaboratively using good interpersonal skills to support the organizational goals established by the Superintendent.
• Provides prompt responses to requests for information about the services and policies of the Special Education Department.
• Maintains close contact with districts by school visitation, visibility, and availability.
• Keeps informed on legal requirements governing birth-21 special education and eligibility.
• Oversees the smooth functioning of WESD building sites as determined by the Director.
• Background in supervising behavior programs/schools, program development in behavior, mental health and life skills programs/classrooms.
• Previous experience in bringing forth major change or programmatic best practices to a school/class setting.
• Ability and experience interfacing with district representatives, providing training in research and evidence based practices.
Education and/or Experience:
Masters Degree with academic training in Special Education or related field. School Administrator License or ability to obtain one. Special Education and/or Handicap Learner Endorsement. Minimum five years’ experience in public education, part of which must have been in teaching or supervising in the field of special education. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable. Knowledge of best practices for students age birth-5 years and students in school aged settings. Excellent communication and customer relations skills. Strong organizational skills around the management of Early Intervention/Early Childhood services. Proven skills in working collaboratively and productively in a team environment. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Proven skill in building consensus among diverse groups, including department personnel, component school districts and partner agencies. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and implement proactive or corrective actions and strategies. A strong background in interpreting and implementing the requirements of IDEA and State of Oregon regulations regarding special education services. Ability to develop and maintain supportive, cooperative relationships with families, a variety of staff, and district administrators. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: PBIS, Mandt, CPS. Knowledge and experience of disabilities and accommodations in a variety of settings. Ability and experience interfacing with district representatives, providing training in educational practices, and in evidence based practices
The Willamette ESD is a multi-faceted agency with a workforce of over 900 employees (500+ full-time employees and 400+ temporary employees) highly skilled and caring professionals. Our agency is a student-centered organization serving 21 Oregon school districts with a student population of over 81,000 students (K-12).
Willamette ESD provides approximately 61 services related to Special Education, Technology, School Improvement, and Administrative Services that school districts may purchase from our agency. We also administer numerous grants and contracts to support education in our region and across the state.